Horse Health Matters®

Help, I can't catch my new horse …

by Jenni Nellist

April 18, 2017 11:50

By successfully evading capture your mare feels relief through negative reinforcement* and has learned to keep up this strategy …

First Aid

Emergency Colic Treatment

Flossie Sellers

Emergency Colic Treatment

by Flossie Sellers

April 7, 2017 11:09

 Read to learn about the causes of colic, what to do when your horse colics, and the importance of fast, effective treatment …

First Aid

Your Equine First Aid Kit

EquiMed Staff

Your Equine First Aid Kit

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 10:05

Having first aid essentials readily available will save you time, money, and possibly your horse's life. Read to learn what every equine first aid kit …

First Aid

Horse Trailering Accidents

Katie Navarra

Horse Trailering Accidents

by Katie Navarra

April 11, 2017 11:18

Horse trailer accidents do happen. Learn how to prepare for a trailer accident and how your first aid preparations can save the lives of both horses and people …

Tip of the Day

Equines are curious animals. Avoid injury by keeping pastures and paddocks free of junk (old tractors, building materials, etc.)

Putting Down Your Horse - Planning Ahead for a Good Death

by Flossie Sellers

April 15, 2017 16:23

Read about planning ahead for a worst-case scenario when you,as a horse owner, will have to make decisions related to ending the life of your horse. Learn about …

Hoof Care

Emergency Hoof Care for Your Horse

EquiMed Staff

Emergency Hoof Care for Your Horse

by EquiMed Staff

April 30, 2017 17:35

Your horse's feet are very tough, but they are no match for a nail in the barnyard, or a loose shoe, or a jagged rock. Here are 3 ways to keep hoof emergencies …

How do I identify hoof cracks and what is the best way to care for …

by Doug Butler, PhD, CJF, FWCF

May 1, 2017 16:10

Each crack in a horse's hoof is individual and the results or repairing and stabilizing the hoof crack depend upon the type, location and treatment …

Reproductive Care

Artificial Insemination for Your Mare …

Flossie Sellers

Artificial Insemination for Your Mare …

by Flossie Sellers

May 7, 2017 14:08

Artificial insemination (AI) is a popular technique for reducing the danger and expense of live cover, and providing access to genetic material (semen) from …

Videos

Hoof Care - Trimming the Donkey

Video of donkey hoof trimming.

Horse Snips

Horse Health Video Shorts

Essentials

Meeting the Horse's Basic Dietary Needs

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 11:17

Horses require basic nutrition elements in proper proportions and amounts. This article discuss the equine's basic dietary needs, giving you the information you …

General Care

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

November 8, 2018 11:24

Read about the many types of parasites that can affect your horse and learn how using the three "arms" of strategic deworming can be an answer to your parasite …

General Care

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

April 21, 2017 10:34

An effective equine vaccination program always begins with a discussion with your veterinarian and why the risk factors in your particular area of the country …

First Aid

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

EquiMed Staff

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 10:26

Minor injuries and illnesses in horses can turn into costly or catastrophic situations if not recognized and treated promptly. Read to learn the 5 principles of …

Word of the Day

Transition

To change from one gait to another.

Want a Healthy Horse? Look to the Way Horses Live in the Wild …

by EquiMed Staff

April 25, 2017 13:06

Over the years, researchers have thoroughly investigated the evolution of horses and determined that the way horses live in the wild can serve as a guide for …

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adjective
  1. absolutely necessary; extremely important.
    synonyms: crucial, necessary, key, vital, indespensable, important, of the essence, critcal imperative, manditory, compulsory, obligatory

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Quote of the Day

A barn isn't a barn if there are no horses in it.

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